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ABOUT THE ROLE

SMAKK Studios is looking for an energetic and knowledgeable Freelance Ecommerce Designer to join our team that loves finding the perfect intersection between technology, design, business goals and psychology.

The right person for this position will love working on all phases of projects: from crafting the big idea to getting your hands dirty in executions. You’ll work closely with clients and the SMAKK team on ecommerce projects bringing consumer brands to life through disruptive digital experiences. You have a great understanding of how business, design and technology come together to create great user experiences, both internally and externally. Your speciality is a cross between UX design, ecommerce optimization, user interface and beautifully crafted web design. You must work both independently and collaboratively on projects, from discovery through development. Although this position is freelance to start, there is the possibility for a full time position.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Create standard design deliverables including: user flows, interaction maps, prototypes, annotated wireframes, design specs etc. 

  • Create work that is both aesthetically outstanding and conceptually thoughtful, while adhering to brand guidelines, project and technical requirements

  • Execute web design projects best practices for UX/UI design, evolving standards for ecommerce, responsive, lightweight, and ADA compliant executions

  • Utilize your knowledge of Shopify and ecommerce best practices to design sites with conversion optimization at the forefront of experience

  • Lead client-facing design workshops and presentations as needed

  • Embrace the iterative design process while balancing project delivery timelines and realistic execution considerations with backend technologies, apps, and required integrations

 

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Minimum of 3-6 years of design experience working within ecommerce site design and UX / UI Strategy

  • Ability to take project requirements, raw ideas, copy and content to create designs that clarify concepts, create emotional resonance, and elevate brands and campaigns and digital work

  • Experience working with consumer brands and/or DTC brands - bonus if you have a focus within the Skincare, Beauty & Wellness space

  • Multitasking on a variety of projects simultaneously

  • Strategic and tactical thinking as it applies to your projects and work

  • Demonstrated UX design expertise that is attractive, polished and clear

  • Fluent in Figma, Shopify, Klaviyo, and Adobe Suite - esp. Illustrator 

  • Understanding of ecommerce best practices and standards in creating high converting shopping experiences

  • Vocabulary and communication skills around UX, ecommerce, marketing, and content management

  • Possess a deep understanding of user-centered design methodologies and best practices

  • Aptitude to learn more and grow not just yourself but your team

  • Acute analytical skills and superb attention to detail

  • Good understanding of basic marketing principles and traffic drivers like social media and how it impacts design choices

  • Work effectively in a team environment including close interaction with clients

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

WHY WORK WITH US?

  • We are a a close knit team that values empathy and curiosity in our approach to projects and teamwork

  • Collaboration is at our core - we prioritize learning from our challenges, adapt and adjust to consistently improve as a group and individually

  • We don’t just move on from one win to the next - we acknowledge and celebrate

  • We believe investing in our team is our future success. We provide financial assistance for professional development and continued career development support

  • Competitive benefits: matching 401k, fully paid health, vision and dental benefits

  • We value mental health and self care and have policies to support your needs

  • We value having fun and embrace slowing down during the summer months with Summer Fridays and company happy hours year round

  • We truly mean work from where you want to work. We’re based in NYC with a collaboration space in SoHo, but our team works locally and remote from wherever they would like

ABOUT SMAKK

SMAKK is a branding and marketing agency with a purpose. We use our focused set of capabilities to develop and grow world-changing brands that are better for people and the planet.

Founded in 2011 and based in NYC, we are proudly one of the .1% of creative agencies owned by women. Today, our services include brand strategy and development, website design and development, packaging design, and marketing strategy and execution. We work with brands across a range of sectors including wellness and personal care, beauty, lifestyle, and social impact. Past clients have included The Honey Pot Co., S.C. Johnson, Busy Co, Conscious Step, Shiseido, Two Blind Brothers, and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.

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